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144 Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

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Check out 144 verified apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA with rents starting as low as $700. Some apartments for rent in Ankeny might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Ashbrooke
415 NE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
1 Bedroom
$885
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$760
794 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$999
980 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 03:44 AM
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Trilein Village by Artisan
417 NE Trilein Dr #306
Ankeny, IA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$840
800 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:47 AM
With a carefully maintained green space and landscaped grounds, you can enjoy natural beauty right from your front door.
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Redwood Ankeny
1370 SW Radcliffe Lane
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,474
1380 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Apartments just off State Street near Westside Park and Saylorville Lake. Pet-friendly units with attached garages, full-size washer and dryer connections, and large walk-in closets.
1 Unit Available
1035 Northwest Greenwood Street - 1
1035 Northwest Greenwood Street
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
1100 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
- Rent - $900/month - Deposit = 1 month rent - Pets? No - What's included in rent? Trash, Lawn Care & Snow Removal - Please contact (515) 520-2422 for additional information or to schedule a tour
1 Unit Available
2920 NW 20th Lane #206
2920 NW 20th Ln
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1237 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
- 1-Car Detached Garage Included - Deck/Patio - Granite - Wood Floors - Ceiling Fans - All Appliances Included - Trash & Recycling Included - Lawncare Included 2 pets per unit maximum. Maximum combined weight limit of 50lbs per unit.
1 Unit Available
1520 SW Westview Drive
1520 SW Westview Dr
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1315 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
2 bed, 2.5 bath, 2-car garage, balcony -Pet Friendly 2 pets per unit maximum. Maximum combined weight limit of 50lbs per unit. Pet placement fee of $250-$750. Pet rent $50/month total. Pet screening via petscreening.
1 Unit Available
1837 SW Veracruz Ln
1837 SW Veracruz Ln
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1422 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
- 2-Car Attached Garage - In Unit Washer/Dryer - All Appliances Included 2 pets per unit maximum. Maximum combined weight limit of 50lbs per unit. Pet placement fee of $250-$750. Pet rent $50/month total. Pet screening via petscreening.
1 Unit Available
4914 NE Milligan Lane
4914 Northeast Milligan Lane
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1269 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
- Patio Style Townhome - 2 - Car Attached Garage - In Unit Washer/Dryer - Cable and Internet Included -Pet Friendly 2 pets per unit maximum. Maximum combined weight limit of 50lbs per unit. Pet placement fee of $250-$750. Pet rent $50/month total.
1 Unit Available
1219 NE Windsor Dr #107
1219 Northeast Windsor Drive
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
1091 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 12:16 PM
Windsor Village Condos feature: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Off Street Parking Deck / Patio On-Suite Master Bath Walk-In Closet Hardwood Floors Granite Countertops Stainless Steel Appliances Stacking Washer / Dryer In-Unit All Appliances Included Ask
1 Unit Available
4030 NE 5th Street
4030 NE 5th St
Ankeny, IA
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
1501 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
4030 NE 5th Street Available 10/01/20 NEW CONSTRUCTION!! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
4620 NE Michael Dr
4620 Northeast Michael Drive
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1350 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Available 11/01/20 Ranch with 3-car garage and easy access to I-35 - Property Id: 373078 This excellent ranch home with three car garage and covered, spacious front porch offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen features a large pantry.
1 Unit Available
2013 NW Hickory Ln 1
2013 Northwest Hickory Lane
Ankeny, IA
1 Bedroom
$715
750 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Large 1 bedroom - Property Id: 210351 Large 1 bedroom 750 SF - located at 2013 nw hickory in Ankeny. Additional storage closet with updated appliances, countertops and new carpet. Deposit is equal to rent.
1 Unit Available
2814 NW Weston Lane
2814 NW Weston Ln
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1431 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
2814 NW Weston Lane Available 11/01/20 SUBLEASE!!!! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
1702 NW Pine Rd
1702 Northwest Pine Road
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$810
850 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
UPPER LEVEL CONDO WITH GARAGE AND BIG DECK! - Property Id: 291042 Relaxing deck, one car garage with storage and automatic opener, central air, dishwasher, fridge, range, ceiling fans, and laundry hookups.
1 Unit Available
2021 NW Hickory Ln 11
2021 Northwest Hickory Lane
Ankeny, IA
1 Bedroom
$725
750 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Nice remodeled large 1 bedroom - Property Id: 213406 Green Tree Apartments offers Large 1 bedroom, modern floor plans, Multiple Closets, at an affordable rate! Remodeled units with new counter tops, appliances, carpet and vinyl.
1 Unit Available
1927 NW Hickory Ln
1927 Northwest Hickory Lane
Ankeny, IA
1 Bedroom
$725
750 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:56 AM
Hickory lane - Greentree village - Property Id: 208956 Large 1 bedroom 700 SF - located at nw hickory in Ankeny. Additional storage closet with updated appliances, countertops and new carpet. Deposit is equal to rent.
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4007 NW Cedarwood Lane
4007 NW Cedarwood Ln
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 10:02 AM
GREAT LOCATION!! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
2017 NW Hickory Ln
2017 Northwest Hickory Lane
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$725
850 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
Ankeny 2nd Floor 2 BR Apt w/ deck by park/trail! - Property Id: 211904 $720 rent, $500 deposit! 2nd Floor walk-up 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 850 square foot apartment.
1 Unit Available
2021 NW Beechwood Street
2021 Northwest Beechwood Street
Ankeny, IA
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
1826 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
GREAT LOCATION!! 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
1021 NE Greenview Drive
1021 Northeast Greenview Drive
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1300 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
NORTH SIDE OF ANKENY!! 2 Bedroom Townhome in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
2902 NW 40th Lane
2902 Northwest 40th Street
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1431 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
GREAT LOCATION!! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Ankeny - CALL TODAY!! (515) 996-4488 Click below to view our virtual tour! https://my.matterport.
1 Unit Available
514 SW Cherry Street
514 Southwest Cherry Street
Ankeny, IA
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
988 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
2938 NW 40th Lane
2938 Northwest 40th Street
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1431 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
LIMITED AVAILABILITY!! 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.
1 Unit Available
1102 SE Innsbruck Dr
1102 Southeast Innsbruck Drive
Ankeny, IA
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1620 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 09:55 AM
NEWLY RENOVATED!! 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Home in Ankeny - DISCLAIMER: As of recent, there have been some fraudulent marketing efforts from persons NOT on our Real Property Management team.

Median Rent in Ankeny

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Ankeny is $649, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $798.
Studio
$548
1 Bed
$649
2 Beds
$798
3+ Beds
$1,082
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Ankeny?
In Ankeny, the median rent is $548 for a studio, $649 for a 1-bedroom, $798 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,082 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Ankeny, check out our monthly Ankeny Rent Report.
How much is rent in Ankeny?
In Ankeny, the median rent is $548 for a studio, $649 for a 1-bedroom, $798 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,082 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Ankeny, check out our monthly Ankeny Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Ankeny?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Ankeny.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Ankeny?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Ankeny.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Ankeny apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Ankeny apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Ankeny properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Ankeny properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Ankeny?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Ankeny.
How much should I pay for rent in Ankeny?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Ankeny.
How can I find off-campus housing in Ankeny?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Ankeny. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Grand View University, and Iowa State University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Ankeny?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Ankeny. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Grand View University, and Iowa State University.
City GuideAnkeny
Welcome to Ankeny, a friendly Iowa town with a lot to offer in terms of apartments rental options. Now let’s start sifting through these classifieds so we can find you the home of your dreams!
Welcome to Ankeny, a friendly Iowa town with a lot to offer in terms of apartments rental options. Now let’s start sifting through these classifieds so we can find you the home of your dreams!
Life in Ankeny

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

Life in Ankeny
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Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

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City GuideAnkeny
Welcome to Ankeny, a friendly Iowa town with a lot to offer in terms of apartments rental options. Now let’s start sifting through these classifieds so we can find you the home of your dreams!
Welcome to Ankeny, a friendly Iowa town with a lot to offer in terms of apartments rental options. Now let’s start sifting through these classifieds so we can find you the home of your dreams!
Life in Ankeny

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

Life in Ankeny
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Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

Rent Report
Ankeny

September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Ankeny rents held steady over the past month

Ankeny rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but are down sharply by 4.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ankeny stand at $649 for a one-bedroom apartment and $799 for a two-bedroom. Ankeny's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Iowa

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Ankeny over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Iowa for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Iowa City is the most expensive of all Iowa's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,127; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Ames, where a two-bedroom goes for $982, is the only other major city besides Ankeny to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.6%).
    • Council Bluffs, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.4%, 2.7%, and 2.0%, respectively).

    Ankeny rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen sharply in Ankeny, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Ankeny is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Ankeny's median two-bedroom rent of $799 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Ankeny fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ankeny than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Ankeny.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Ankeny rents held steady over the past month

    Ankeny rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but are down sharply by 4.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ankeny stand at $649 for a one-bedroom apartment and $799 for a two-bedroom. Ankeny's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Iowa

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Ankeny over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Iowa for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Iowa City is the most expensive of all Iowa's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,127; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Ames, where a two-bedroom goes for $982, is the only other major city besides Ankeny to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.6%).
      • Council Bluffs, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.4%, 2.7%, and 2.0%, respectively).

      Ankeny rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen sharply in Ankeny, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Ankeny is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Ankeny's median two-bedroom rent of $799 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Ankeny fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ankeny than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three-and-a-half times the price in Ankeny.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.